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Old 06-01-2015, 07:12 AM   #1
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Lightbulb Open Source / Free solutions for network traffic quota management, please?


Please, what are the known open source / free approaches for providing network traffic quotas in a LAN, as in managing the amount of data each host is able to send/receive in a specific period of time (i.e. day or month)?

I've tried pfSense and Smoothwall, but haven't been successful in those - they only do regular traffic shapping.
Also came across the quota module for iptables, so was wondering if any newer distros (such as CentOS 7 or Ubuntu 15.4) come with iptables already powered by the quota module.

Any hints?

Thanks a lot.
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Old 06-01-2015, 07:19 AM   #2
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this mite help. ifconfig does a running count on transmitted and received bytes:
[schneidz@hyper lq-iso]$ ifconfig
eth3      Link encap:Ethernet  HWaddr 90:FB:A6:xx:xx:xx  
          inet addr:  Bcast:  Mask:
          inet6 addr: fe80::92fb:a6ff:fe2a:5b68/64 Scope:Link
          RX packets:3540043 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 frame:0
          TX packets:2753603 errors:0 dropped:0 overruns:0 carrier:0
          collisions:0 txqueuelen:1000 
          RX bytes:2555459768 (2.3 GiB)  TX bytes:439690171 (419.3 MiB)
          Interrupt:23 Base address:0x8000


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